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Lusail Iconic Stadium, proposed for the Qatar World Cup 2022

Qatar scraps competition for flagship World Cup stadium

17 Apr 14

Exclusive: Despite year-long process, designs for the 80,000-seat Lusail stadium in Doha ‘didn’t hit the right note’

Battersea phase 3

Aecom lands key role on third phase of Battersea development

17 Apr 14

Exclusive: Consultant to work with architects Frank Gehry and Foster & Partners on 1,300 home project next to power station

Construction site

Construction primed for 4.5% growth this year

17 Apr 14

Expansion led by a surge in private housing and infrastructure work

BIM

More than half of construction firms now using BIM

17 Apr 14

NBS survey finds that number of firms that have used BIM has jumped from 39% to 50% over last year

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Awards

Concern over Willmott Dixon's 'early-payment' scheme

16 Apr 14

Contractor’s new scheme requires subcontractors to agree to 65-day payment terms

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Features

wire frame

NBS survey: The BIM that will bring us together

17 Apr 14

NBS’ annual BIM survey suggests that uptake of the collaborative technology has risen sharply over the past year. But is it really becoming the industry norm?

BIM: The inside story two years on

BIM: The inside story three years on

16 Apr 14

Manchester council’s FM team were initially reluctant to use BIM in the operation of the city’s newly refurbished Central Library. But then they were shown how much time it could save, even on changing a lamp… Thomas Lane catches up with the team in part three of a series that follows a BIM project from start to finish

New London Architecture’s view of the City of London in 2025

Cost model: Tall buildings

15 Apr 14

With nearly 250 towers set to be built in London alone - the vast majority of them residential - Brian Smith, Mital Dholakia and Richard Heseltine of Aecom highlight the main design and cost considerations in reaching for the skies

Hansom

hansom for i pad

Hansom: The place to be

17 Apr 14

BAM’s building sites take their place in high society, Dubai regains its appetite for the grandiose, Glasgow shelves plans for a five-tower demolition extravaganza - oh, and there’s surfing on Snowdonia

Project news

Brixton town centre regeneration - Muse / Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall inks £135m Brixton regeneration deal

16 Apr 14

Morgan Sindall’s regeneration arm has struck a deal with Lambeth council to develop a £135m scheme across three sites in Brixton, south London.

Red Road tower block

Commonwealth Games bosses ditch flat demolition plan

14 Apr 14

Plan to demolish Glasgow’s Red Road flats live during Games opening ceremony has been dropped after the idea sparked outrage

quintain wembley

Quintain inks deal for 475 Wembley homes

14 Apr 14

Quintain secures Swiss real estate backer for next phase of Wembley Park scheme

Coronation Street

Mace overcomes setbacks to deliver new Corrie studio

11 Apr 14

Contractor overcomes problems to deliver ‘Britain’s most famous street’

Lord's warner stand replacement

Mayor approves Bam’s Lord's stand project

11 Apr 14

Cricket ground’s £21m stand is the first stage of a £200m redevelopment of the facility

Watford Health Campus

Kier’s £260m Watford health scheme in for planning

10 Apr 14

Redevelopment to include housing, retail and business space as well as hospital space

Leader

Sarah Richardson

It's time for the construction industry to adapt to BIM

17 Apr 14

The Dark Ages of BIM may be over, but many firms are still behind the times when it comes to implementing the technology

Analysis

Workers of the World unite

Workers of the World unite

17 Apr 14

Bosses of employee-owned companies claim greater engagement and increased profitability. So why isn’t everyone doing it?

BIMfographic index

BIMfographic: Industry survey

17 Apr 14

Consultant NBS interviewed more than 1,000 construction professionals in its annual BIM survey. The results show the continuing gap between awareness of BIM and genuine proficiency with it

Comment

Vern Pitt

Health and safety regulatory changes: A dangerous cocktail

17 Apr 14 | By Vern Pitt

Recent deaths highlight importance of keeping the industry’s safety standards strong

Housing Estates

Debate of the week: Should we have space standards for new homes?

28 Mar 14

Three industry views on the government’s proposal of a set of national space standards

Sketch of the week

Milton Keynes gallery

Sketch of the week: Milton Keynes gallery

17 Apr 14

Smith and Wallwork provides this week’s doodle – a concept sketch for Milton Keynes gallery

From the archive

Archive 1974

This week in … 1974

17 Apr 14

As Building publishes it’s special BIM issue we look at some cutting edge computer tech in the build environment from 40 years ago

Legal

Alastair Young

Adjudicator jurisdiction: Between a rock and a hard place

17 Apr 14 | By Alastair Young

A case from January illustrates the potential difficulties of seeking to limit the jurisdiction of an adjudicator and how, consequently, their decision may be wider than expected

James Bessey

Forum shopping: Retail therapy

15 Apr 14 | By James Bessey

Tempting as it may be to shop around for your preferred adjudicator, the courts won’t look kindly on it - and you might end up with a longer dispute than you bargained for

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